The study seeks to highlight the urban and architectural characteristics of Hejaz railway that were constructed during the Ottoman rule, especially the impacts of development of track through proposing investments along the track for a selected area. The research used the descriptive and analytical approaches, through reviewing and analyzing the urban and the activities of local people revealed an evolution of communities located along the railway and identify the pattern of urban. This research concludes as a result of a lack of supervision and awareness that the development of the railway will improve the social life by providing job opportunities and will enhance the economy sector through encouraging tourism. With various recommendations give an opportunity to get more contribution in the economic and touristic development, therefore, this will generally achieve More benefits for the country.

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AL-ASMAR, Reham. The Role of Jordan Hijaz Railway Development in Community Support and Tourism / A Paradox through Urban Options. Global Journal of Research In Engineering, [S.l.], feb. 2021. ISSN 2249-4596. Available at: <https://engineeringresearch.org/index.php/GJRE/article/view/2109>. Date accessed: 30 july 2021.